Virtual reality is the next digital mountaintop that the video game industry has to summit. Until AAA studios make that climb, however, most of the best free VR games are coming from unknown indie developers. Luckily for gamers, once these indie developers have finished their dreams, places like Amazon serve as host so early adopters of virtual reality have the best free VR games available to them.
We’ve scoured Amazon’s store to find the best free VR games available right now. The criteria for inclusion was simple; at least 5 individual user reviews; at least 3 stars or higher in user ratings.
5 Best Free VR Games
We have ranked the best 5 free VR Games according to reviews and overall quality. Here’s a quick summation of what we consider to be the top five best free VR games in this list.
|Free VR Games||Game Type||Platform||Amazon Rating||Our Rating|
|A Time in Space VR||Action-Adventure||Android 4.1/Any VR headset||4.2/5 stars||5/5 stars|
|VR Space Fight UFO||Shooter||Android 2.3/Any VR headset||3.5/5 stars||5/5 stars|
|VR Deep Space Exploration||Adventure/Space Simulator||Android 4.4/Any VR headset||3.1/5 stars||4.0/5 stars|
|VR Maze Run Journey||Action-Adventure||Android 4.4/Any VR headset||3.5/5 stars||4.5/5 stars|
|Roller Coaster VR Night 2016||Thriller/Roller Coaster Simulator||Android 2.3/Any VR headset||3.5/5 stars||4.0/5 stars|
10. Tuscany VR
Tuscany VR is more an interactive environmental experience rather than a traditional game. The game allows the user to walk around a section of digitally-recreated Tuscany and view firsthand the beauty that inspires hundreds of thousands to visit the area every year. The game does require a compatible controller or gamepad to be connected to the head-mounted display in order to use it, but at less thang 130 MB it is a fantastic experience to be able to explore Tuscany with the turn of your head.
9. VR Horse
What other game would allow you to run around and feel like a horse? This VR experience is continuing to push the boundaries of what a ‘game’ is. Also requiring a Bluetooth gamepad controller to be used, this game is a little bare on the content, but makes up for it by allowing you to run with the horses feeling as free as your heart allows you to be.
8. VR Kitten
Continuing the trend of interactive experiences in this list of best free VR games is a game that allows any and everyone to enjoy the company of precious, digital kittens. Pet your cat, feed your cat, run around with it in a sprawling mountain area, and enjoy your relaxing play date with a kitten of your choosing without all the horrible parts of owning a cat, like constantly dealing with a litter box and claw marks on your furniture.
7. VR Deserted Pharaoh’s Pyramid
Travel back in time with this immersive interactive VR experience that puts you back in ancient Egypt exploring the ruins and legacy of a society long gone. Featuring original Egyptian-inspired music and a gorgeously detailed landscape, this VR experience creates an immersive atmosphere for you to wander around and get lost in. Watch out for the angry, reanimated mummies!
6. Crazy Roller Coaster VR Tour
This might be one of the best free VR games available right now. The premise is simple: ride around on a roller coaster simulation in a never-ending city with stunning 3D graphics and realistic sound effects, ranging from noisy crowds to screaming riders. The game also has a rotating selection of dynamic music that won’t let you get bored while satisfying the thrill seeker in you. Claiming to run smoothly on all devices, this VR experience provides never-ending fun with its realistic physics and engaging content.
5. Roller Coaster VR Night 2016
Following upon its predecessor, this VR game builds upon the popular roller coaster simulation and adds interesting features that were missing before. This game features more unique locations and new additions to the soundtrack that keep the game interesting and appealing, but still includes the amazing physics and realistic sound effects of it’s predecessor. Almost all of the tracks are set in a connected underground mine shaft, in which you travel through via rail cart. All in all, when other roller coaster game simulators lose some of their initial appeal, this VR game will be here to spark interest in more amazingly-rendered roller coaster simulations.
4. VR Maze Run Journey
This VR experience has 18 beautifully-crafted mazes to wander through. It’ll take you hours before you’ve reached the end of this VR game, as each level of the maze gets progressively longer and more complex. With the turn of your head you could be on your way to freedom or trapped in the confusion of the maze until you give up and cry for help.
3. VR Deep Space Exploration
This game puts you in the boots of (insert-your-favorite-space-traveler-here) by allowing you to travel through the vastness of the cosmos and explore the wonders of space. It is clear why this game is one of the most rated VR games in Amazon’s store. Deep Space Exploration allows you to travel through mystical deep space vistas and stunning graphics. You can explore sprawling solar systems and go where no one has been before. Featuring a sci-fi inspired soundtrack to keep you company, you could spend hours exploring the cosmos in this excellently crafted and well-received VR experience.
2. VR Space Fight UFO
Perhaps the calmness and solitude that comes with deep space exploration isn’t really your thing. Maybe you’d rather be strapped into a cockpit and thrust into the middle of some intergalactic dogfights against alien invaders and rogue space pirates! If so, then you’d probably want to check out this fantastically developed space-dog fighting simulator. Immersive, engaging, beautifully-rendered, it’s no wonder this game is among the top best free VR games on Amazon.
If you’re willing to spend a few bucks for a great game, please check out our list of the best VR games!
1. A Time in Space VR
Delivering one of the highest rated VR games available on Amazon, A Time in Space VR provides you with a trip through the vast reaches of space that will be as memorable as any anything else you’ve experienced in virtual reality! Bringing breathtaking visuals and an immersive score that evokes the incredibly solitary feeling of traveling in a small craft through the infinite expanse of space, there’s no better free experience available on VR according to the user reviews that praise this game.
So there you have it—our list of the best free VR game experiences that are available for download on Amazon’s website. If you have any thoughts or comments about our selections, or have your own opinions about the best free VR games, then please feel free to share those thoughts with us. Also, if you download any of these VR games, be sure to give them a rating and review so the indie developer behind your favorite game will continue to create content and experiences for you to enjoy again!